Tonight at West Valley Middle School, board member Karen Carson will sit down with members of the public to hear thoughts and concerns on the plan, called Knox Schools 2020. For those who can't make it to that listening session, the board is also accepting comments on the Knox Schools 2020 website.
The debate that has erupted over the estimated 30,000 undocumented minors that have streamed into the United States from Central America now includes Tennessee.
On Friday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced 760 of those children had been sent to stay with sponsor families in Tennessee. By the end of the day, Governor Bill Haslam had fired off a letter to the White House expressing his displeasure with the news.
This month on The Method, Brandon Hollingsworth meets a group of kids studying rocks, fossils and geologic time at the McClung Museum. What's it like to be dinosaur? We'll find out from the children themselves.
Then, Chrissy Keuper speaks with Jerry Tuskan, an ORNL scientist studying ways to extract fuel from eucalyptus plants. He'll tell us how the process might work.
In May, when Tennessee Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey announced an effort to unseat three Tennessee Supreme Court justices in this year's retention elections, some observers predicted a costly fight. Recent FCC election-season disclosures appear to bear that prediction out.
When the United States Geological Survey released updated earthquake hazard maps last week, media outlets here in East Tennessee quickly reported that the risk of a major shaker here in Appalachia went up. That got the attention of WUOT All Things Considered host (and nervous homeowner) Brandon Hollingsworth.
For more than a decade, the Painted Ladies of Patrick Sullivan’s flirted with male customers at the corner of Jackson and Central in Knoxville’s Old City. They were painted on the windows of the saloon’s second floor, each adorned with the accoutrements of an 19th century call-girl. Their presence was an artistic wink at the bar’s raucous past, one that includes rumors that it once operated as a brothel.
Since 1995, the 615 area code has been synonymous with Nashville and its surrounding areas. That will soon change.
Nashville’s rapid population growth and the emergence of cell phones and other communication devices means the 615 code will soon run out of phone numbers. Beginning in March, all new phone numbers from within the existing 615 area code will contain the new code 629.